Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the medieval female personal name
Rosemunde, a Norman name, actually a compound of the Germanic
elements hros ‘horse’ + mund ‘protection’, but
associated from an early date in the popular mind with the Latin
phrase rosa munda ‘pure rose’, an epithet of the Virgin Mary.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or name adopted by the
husband of a woman bearing the Yiddish personal name Royze (see
- Americanized spelling of German Rosemann.
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